Indonesian artist Setiawan Tangsek answer my interview and tell us more about the art scene in Indonesia.
I met Setiawan thanks to my friend Hatemachine666.
The guy is a talented indonesian artist and a real person. When I meet someone like Tangsek, I’m happy to hang out with indonesian people, and not with the stupid expats who lives around. Bali is a soulful island, and this heritage of talent and creativity keep being alive in a modern way with the art of people like Tangsek or Hatemachine666. You guys are the future, the talent, the reality. Thank you for sharing your art with me.
More about Setiawan Tangsek.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Hello, my name is Setiawan Tangsek. I live in Bali, Indonesia. I fell in love with drawing, graffiti and skateboarding since I was a teenager. I’ve got drop out from school and street life is my choice. Now I work as a freelance Illustrator, do T-shirt graphic, posters, sticker art, etc.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
It’s an expression of my emotion, I just draw every stuff that comes out from of my head. I love black and white, and I’m obsessed with scales.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
I basically do all my works with my pencils and marker pens, no computer.
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
I’ve been spending a lot of my time in the street, skateboarding, tagging the walls, making murals, so it has a great influence on my work. So do my fellow artists I hang out with. They inspire me a lot.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
My friends. I feel very lucky to have great friends involved in art who support and motivate me.
ANY LAST WORD?
Skate hard Party Hard.